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Here are the 1981 and late 90s/early 2000s rollsigns for the R17-36 and R26-36 Cars. (Very few redbirds had the 2000s end sign). Bulkhead End Routes.

R17-36 Rollsign 1981R26-36 Rollsign 2001

 

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Noticed that people haven't posted here in a while, so I decided to give it a shot. Here's my recreation of the R62 rollsign (with some help from Some Train Enthusiast). I still need confirmation of some aspects of the rollsign, but this should capture most of it. Correct font for the bullets.unknown.png

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On 8/1/2020 at 1:28 PM, BenTheMiner said:

Noticed that people haven't posted here in a while, so I decided to give it a shot. Here's my recreation of the R62 rollsign (with some help from Some Train Enthusiast). I still need confirmation of some aspects of the rollsign, but this should capture most of it. Correct font for the bullets.unknown.png

Nice work! However fyi, there is no 8 reading on the original R62/A rolls. That was an addition part of the 62A replacement rolls printed in 1988, which include the 8-13 bullets and text reading "Express" under the <6> and <7>. Great to see you used Akzidenz and Condensed for this though, that's key to the design.

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@Lance @MHV9218@Ilia  I have a few questions that any of you might be able to answer.

First, do you have any explanation for why this was done?

Second, anyone have an explanation for this? I would love to know what the other readings on this curtain were.

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1 hour ago, Union Tpke said:

@Lance @MHV9218@Ilia  I have a few questions that any of you might be able to answer.

First, do you have any explanation for why this was done?

Second, anyone have an explanation for this? I would love to know what the other readings on this curtain were.

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The first is an experimental addition to the 62A rolls that a handful of cars got. You can see it's actually taped on to the front of the roll, which is a 1988 addition with 1-13. All those rolls were scrapped anyway in the latest SMS for the all-Helvetica rolls, so any cars that had this addition no longer have it. 

The latter is the original R44 print, which was a mixture of some handcut in-house font and oddly-spaced Akzidenz-Grotesk. It was printed just before the Culver Shuttle was closed, so that makes an appearance. I saved a photo of the roll once, though this isn't my photo originally:

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Note the Identra tabs above and below each roll, like on R46s. In theory these were all remotely-selected from the cabin, how well that worked I don't know.

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